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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Hades wins Game of the Year at DICE Awards 2021

Indie game receives five awards, including one in outstanding achievement in game design

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Hades, Ghost of Tsushima, and Last of Us Part 2 lead GDC Award nominees

All three titles receive seven nominations, including one in Game of the Year category

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Pragma raises $12m in Series A funding

Investment to help build backend-as-a-service offering for game studios

By Jeffrey Rousseau

BitSummit set to return as an in-person event this September

Attendance for Kyoto-based indie game event will be limited to visitors from Japan

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Lightheart raises $6.8m in Series A funding

Finnish developer will use investment for studio growth and creation of new games

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Respawn reveals details on Apex Legends Mobile

Cross-play will not be available for mobile version of free to play battle royale

By Jeffrey Rousseau

App downloads up 8.7% in first quarter

Sensor Tower finds gains on Google Play offset declines on App Store, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run starts strong

By Jeffrey Rousseau

The Games Fund launches $50m early-stage investment fund

Venture capital fund plans to invest approximately $2 million each in companies across the US and Europe

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision permanently bans over 475,000 Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters

New progress report details efforts to thwart cheaters with hardware bans, two-factor authentication

Creative Assembly opens third UK studio

Total War developer continues growth with Horsham, West Sussex office

By Jeffrey Rousseau

New research reveals growing number of older gamers

Global Web Index's new report finds the ranks of gamers between 55-64 have grown 32% in three years

By Jeffrey Rousseau

CrazyLabs exceeds 4bn downloads

Publisher reaches new milestone with its portfolio of titles across mobile landscape

Wargaming opens new Lithuanian studio

The new office is to focus on increasing the size of MS-1, the development team behind World of Tanks Blitz

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Twitch sets new record with over 2bn hours watched in March

Grand Theft Auto V becomes the number one game watched for the first time as sleeping streamers gains popularity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Grid secures $10m in Series A funding

German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Microids signs Smurfs license for four more games

French publisher commits to follow-up this year's Mission Vileaf with Smurfs games from a variety of genres

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters

In wake of 2K securing Tiger Woods rights, EA Sports PGA Tour becomes the only game with all four golf majors

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 mobile hits 400m downloads

Konami sports franchise reaches new milestone across iOS and Android platforms

Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup

Microsoft hires Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox director of global partnerships, Stephen Totilo moves to Axios as gaming reporter

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nearly 26% of Discord user reports in back half of 2020 were acted upon

Harassment complaints acted upon 15% of the time, while extremist or violent content reports led to action 38% of the time

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Certain Affinity hires Dan Ayoub to head Toronto studio

Industry veteran joins expansion studio as vice president and general manager

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Consumers spend $32b on apps in Q1 2021 - App Annie

Total consumer spend on gaming hit $22 billion up 32% year-over-year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sandbox & Co. acquires edutainment company Fingerprint

Newly formed Sanbox Kids Divisions will combine properties from both outfits

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Manticore Games raises $100m for user-generated content platform

XN led latest investment as Core hits user base of 1 million players in alpha testing

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Graffiti Games raises $1.5m in funding

New investment will allow publisher to increase team and acquire new projects

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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